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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-01 05:20:27


>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Sebastian Redl
>Sent: 31 October 2007 19:36
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Subject: Re: [boost] Not yet approved library documentation mark
>David Rodríguez Ibeas wrote:
>> Question is that there are some libraries that have been
>approved for next
>> release, but that are not in the current release (1.34),
>some are in SVN
>> (Generic Image Library, Bimap,...), some not even there
>(binary_int might be
>> an example). The total amount of such libraries, as listed in
>> is up
>to 15, not
>> including those that are accepted provisionally. I am
>currently checking in
>> the above link, but I would rather have a comment in the
>library docs.
>This is the documentation for the libraries that are in the current
>Boost release (1.34.1). Any documentation found elsewhere is either a
>duplicate of this official resource, or it's not in the Boost
>release. I
>don't see where the problem is.

One problem is that there are lots of completed and fully functional libraries that are not in the current release, as noted by
David Rodríguez Ibeas, and it's not obvious enough where to find them.

Another factor is that an important way of improving quality is to get feedback from 'real-life' use of upcoming libraries,
including those that have been reviewed and approved, as well as those that are candidates for review, and potential candidates too.

Even after the rigors of review, all libraries have bad 'features'.

So, to get more feedback, I think we need to give much better indications about stuff that is 'seriously worth looking at', if not
yet 'official'. Comments about current development status would really useful, even if it says 'still needs work'.


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